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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
Information from ABAC
Dr. Brian Ray, Associate Professor of English in the School of Liberal Arts, takes on a new role this semester as Theatre Director in the Fine Arts program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Ray will oversee all theatre productions and theatre classes.
Ray brings a lengthy background of live theatre to his new position. He has a degree in theatre arts and has performed in over 50 productions as an actor.
In January, he directed Tiftarea Academy's production of "Enchanted April". He is an active performer at the Tift Theatre and chairman of the Tift Theatre Advisory Board.
Ray has also acted with the Baldwin Players several times, most recently in "No Exit" in fall 2010, and he wrote a play, "Never Runs Smooth: Shakespeare on ‘Love'" that was performed by the Baldwin Players in 2006.
"I hope to bring an energy and passion for theatre to ABAC that will be reflected in the plays," Ray said.
Eventually, Ray would like to restore ABAC's theatre transfer degree, but that will probably be a few years away. His first goal is to return the theatre productions at ABAC to Howard Auditorium, as well as explore other possible venues such as staging historical plays at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, which is a part of the ABAC campus.
He would like to provide fun shows as well as some more serious, thought-provoking plays. He even plans to work with ABAC's music program to possibly bring an occasional musical to ABAC's stage.
The first production he will direct this fall will be "The Hallelujah Girls", a play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. It's a comedy about five southern women who turn an old church into a day spa, and there are problems galore along the path to achieving their dream. The play has parts for six women and two men.
Auditions for "The Hallelujah Girls" will take place on Sept. 4-5 at 6:30 p.m. each night in Conger Hall, Room 319. No experience is necessary to audition, and all auditions are open to all ABAC students, faculty, staff, and the local community.
Performances will be Oct. 25-27 at 7 p.m. each night in Howard Auditorium.
For more information on ABAC's theatre program or on auditions for "The Hallelujah Girls" contact Ray at email@example.com.